It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of a great loss to our network and the disarmament community more broadly– Dr. Robert Mtonga passed away on March 5th, 2017. Dr. Bob was a prominent campaigner who spent much of his life fighting against landmines, cluster bombs, nuclear weapons, small arms… to protect civilians around the world. He was a long time member of both the ICBL and the CMC and represented IPPNW on our governance board. In addition to being a hard working activist, he was a caring human being- always willing to be our community doctor and provide his medical advice. He had a way with words that provided endless entertainment and a smile.
Campaigners based in Geneva will meet at the Broken Chair sculpture, in front of the United Nations to remember Bob.
Dr. Bob was an amazing person who utilized his great humor and wit to make the work a better place for all. He will be sadly missed but lives on in all of the many lives he has touched and helped. Our love and prayers go out to his family as we dedicate ourselves to this work in honor and memory of our beloved Dr. Bob.